Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Man + Picture of Girl = Rat + Cocaine

What? You say. That’s right, I was reading the paper and there was an article in it about a study done on men and they proved that men like to look at pictures of pretty girls. The study was set up where they showed a man a picture, and he had to press a button to see it again. Well that button was pressed more times than a rat will press a button to receive cocaine.

So it’s settled I guess, men are more like rats then we ever wanted to admit.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002

Excuses, Excuses...

Top Ten Reasons Young Men Don't Marry
  1. Easily available sex
  2. Cohabitation
  3. Scared of divorce and financial risks associated with it
  4. Don't want children yet
  5. Belief marriage requires too many changes/compromises
  6. Waiting for the "perfect" soulmate
  7. Few social pressures to marry
  8. Reluctant to marry a woman with children
  9. Want a house prior to marriage
  10. Want to "enjoy" single life as long as they can.
Source: National Marriage Project of Rutgers University
Easily availble sex Cohabitation Scared of divorce and financial risks associated with it Don't want children yet Belief marriage requires too many changes/compromises Waiting for the "perfect" soulmate Few social pressures to marry Reluctant to marry a woman with children Want a house prior to marriage Want to "enjoy" single life as long as they can.

Kind of sad is it not? Marriage the perfect union delivered by God to mankind, and it has been sullied and tarnished and ultimately ignored by His creation. The question that truly needs answering though, is whose fault is this? Is it our parents? Ours? Men in general? Women in general? Society? Whose? Psychiatrist Frank Pittman says of men "they just don't realize what is in it for them. We have not done a good job of selling marriage to men. They don't know all the good things that will change their lives. Married men are healthier than single men, wealthier, they live longer and happier lives, they have more sex. They have somebody who knows them and tolerates them anyway." While Dr. Pittman doesn't answer the question of whose fault it is, he does hit the problem very close to the proverbial head. We do not teach our children that marriage is THE ultimate social union between man and woman, and that it is designed for ONE man and ONE woman to be together always. You can tell that a proper marriage is from God, look at all the benefits from living a Godly marriage as opposed to being divorced or single. Whenever God ordains something for mankind he always adds benefits to it, making it better for us to do as He wants. The question then becomes, why don't we want what's in our best interests?

Is it because we're so uninterested in what God wants for us?

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